Information Quality and Endogenous Project Outcomes

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Mingcherng Deng

City University of New York (CUNY) - Baruch College

Lin Nan

Purdue University

Xiaoyan Wen

Texas Christian University

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Date Written: June 12, 2018


In this study, we show that when a firm needs external financing, information quality has real effects via financing contracts on the firm’s input to influence its operational outcome. Interestingly, we find that higher information quality decreases overall efficiency. Our analysis highlights the importance of considering the role of information quality in the presence of the firm’s input decision upon financing contracts. In particular, information quality has a feedforward effect on the firm’s real input decision via financing contracts, which in turn has a feedback effect on financing contracts and overall efficiency.

Keywords: Information Quality, Input upon Financing Contracts, Financing Needs

JEL Classification: M41, G32, M48, G21

Suggested Citation

Deng, Mingcherng and Nan, Lin and Wen, Xiaoyan, Information Quality and Endogenous Project Outcomes (June 12, 2018). Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: or

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Texas Christian University ( email )

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